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Poster: Stealz Date: Aug 11, 2007 7:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Another "favorite" list

Okay, I'm sure we can all agree that for many reasons live shows are more enjoyable to listen to and are more valuable in terms of the spirit and "feel" of a song than what you get from a studio release...whew, got it out.

I rarely (can't remember the last time even) listen to studio releases. Not because I don't like them, I just don't like them as much.

With that being said, what is your favorite studio release? I'd probably have to go with Workingman's myself.

You?

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Aug 11, 2007 8:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another 'favorite' list

I dig the live versions, but the Grateful Dead nailed "Cream Puff War" in the studio.
It's a top notch 3 minute rocker.

Same is true of "Golden Road To Unlimited Devotion".

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Poster: Hugo Fugerzev Date: Aug 11, 2007 8:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another 'favorite' list

Probably Aoxomoxoa, but American Beauty is about as perfect an album as one can get. Every song is outstanding. I mean classic like Zeppelin 4, Dark Side, Moondance, Revolver, Rubber Soul and What's Going On? Perfect.

But I do enjoy the shows more. I like the jams and the odd combination of tunes that are always changing.

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Poster: patourkid Date: Aug 11, 2007 8:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another 'favorite' list

workingmans , love that era of dead and that has some classics that you didn't hear too often live.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Aug 11, 2007 8:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another 'favorite' list

I listen to American Beauty and Workingman's now and again. I agree with your point about live music but do believe the studio version of Box of Rain may still be the best. I also love the fact that AB opens with 4 songs sung by 4 different people. Not sure that ever happened live.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Aug 11, 2007 8:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another 'favorite' list

American Beauty, followed by Mars Hotel and then Blues For Allah. Anthem of the Sun's studio segments are also among my faves. Everything on Workingman's Dead is so good, but the thing always had the feel to me of having a running time that was a bit short. Maybe that's only because their are fewer songs than, say, American Beauty.

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Poster: Compsurfah_Too Date: Aug 11, 2007 11:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another 'favorite' list



The Grateful Dead made studio albums??


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Poster: abilene22 Date: Aug 11, 2007 4:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another 'favorite' list

My high school class picked "U.S. Blues" as the theme song for our graduation recessional back in 1976, so I have a soft spot for Mars Hotel. If you throw out "Money Money", it's a keeper.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Aug 11, 2007 8:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another 'favorite' list

American Beauty. They got the vocals nailed on that one. Great
instrumentation too!

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Aug 11, 2007 8:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another 'favorite' list

blues for allah followed not too closely by wake of the flood